I Am the Cheese

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I Am the Cheese

By Robert Cormier

Laurel Leaf Library, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780440940609, 224pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 1991

Description
Before there was Lois Lowry's "The Giver" or M.T. Anderson's" Feed," there was "I Am the Cheese," a subversive modern classic that broke new ground for YA literature.
A boy's search for his father becomes a desperate journey to unlock a secret past. But the past must not be remembered if the boy is to survive. As he searches for the truth that hovers at the edge of his mind, the boy--and readers--arrive at a shattering conclusion.
"An absorbing, even brilliant job. The book is assembled in mosaic fashion: a tiny chip here, a chip there. . . . Everything is related to something else; everything builds and builds to a fearsome climax. . . . Cormier] has the knack of making horror out of the ordinary, as the masters of suspense know how to do." --"The New York Times Book Review"
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"A horrifying tale of government corruption, espionage, and counter espionage told by an innocent young victim...the buildup of suspense is terrific."-- "School Library Journal," starred review
Winner 1977 - School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
Winner 1977 - Horn Book Fanfare
Winner 1977 - Library of Congress Children's Books of the Year
Winner 1977 - ALA Notable Children's Books
NOMINEE 1985 - Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award

"From the Trade Paperback edition.



About the Author
Robert Cormier (1925-2000) changed the face of young adult literature over the course of his illustrious career. His many books include "The Chocolate War," "I Am the Cheese," "Fade," "Tenderness," "After the First Death," "Heroes," "Frenchtown Summer," and "The Rag and Bone Shop." In 1991 he received the Margaret A. Edwards Award, honoring his lifetime contribution to writing for teens.


Praise For I Am the Cheese

"A horrifying tale . . . the buildup of suspense is terrific." - School Library Journal, Starred"AN ABSORBING, EVEN brilliant job. The book is assembled in mosaic fashion: a tiny chip here, a chip there. . . . Everything is related to something else; everything builds and builds to a fearsome climax. . . . Cormier . . . has the knack of making horror out of the ordinary, as the masters of suspense know how to do." - The New York Times Book Review

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